Laure Manaudou (born 9 October 1986 in Villeurbanne, Rhône) is a retired French Olympic, world and European champion swimmer. She has held the world record in freestyle events between 200 and 1500 meter. She is the daughter of a French father and a Dutch mother and the older sister of Florent Manaudou who is also an Olympic gold medalist swimmer. Enjoy Laure Manaudou’s best quotes below.
“There have been some hard times, people around me supported me.”
“In Athens I was 17 and I didn’t have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. I didn’t have the joy after my races in 2007. I didn’t want to go to Beijing. I had to for sponsors.”
“Even if I flop, I still qualified for the Games, and that was my goal. My target was to be at an Olympics for the third time with people I like.”